I received so many wonderful comments last week on my trailing vines quilt. I felt I needed to do a tribute to the original maker of the quilt Susan Mc Cord, afterall it was her vision!
She was an Indiana farm wife who had 7 children and created breath taking quilts out of bits of fabric. I was watching tv and stitching Saturday morning and to my amazement CBS was doing a show on innovators. People like Henty Ford and Thomas Edison and yes a quilter Susan Mc Cord. They did mention in the piece that these quilts were made for warmth. I really don't think this was her reason for making them. Afterall, you could patch big squares of fabric together to make a warm blanket. I really feel she had a need to create something. She apparently had great skills and visions and needed to see them come to life. Her attention to detail is amazing!
|So fun to see how she quilted her Trailing Vines!|
|Oh the bits of fabric in this one!|
|She definitely had needle skillls|
Her work is amazing and to think she made these quilts back in the late 1800s before all the modern tools we use today to make quilts. I love how organic her work is, she truely must have been inspired by nature. She used her now famous pieced leaves a lot and after making this quilt I can understand why. So this morning I laid out my version out to see the progress. I finish quilting to one edge and then started the cable the other direction and I have completed that panel. This week I plan on completing the leaf panel and moving on to start the next set of two panels.